Tag: investigation

#PingSays: On irregularities surrounding the withholding of PNP-SAF personnel’s allowances | May 22, 2018

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answers questions on possible irregularities involving the withheld allowances for PNP-SAF personnel.

Related:Β Senate Hearing on the Withholding of SAF Personnel’s Allowances

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Senate Hearing on the Withholding of SAF Personnel’s Allowances

Sen. Lacson chairs the Senate hearing into the alleged illegal withholding of PNP-SAF personnel’s allowance.

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Sen. Lacson’s Opening Statement at the hearing:

When the stomach protests, prepare for revolution. This is one painful reality that leaders of some countries fail to make sense of and which cost their fall from power. In a setting like the PNP SAF, I would say: Do not mess with the mess allowance unless you are prepared to face a mutiny.

Related:
Read: Senate Resolution 712, seeking a Senate probe into the withholding of SAF personnel’s allowances
Lacson pushes probe into SAF allowance row
Saan napunta ang P59.8-M allowance ng SAF?

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Read: Senate Resolution 712, Calling for a Senate Inquiry into Alleged Illegal Withholding of P59.8M Allowances for SAF Personnel

`”We cannot allow, yet again, another injustice to be committed against our heroes in uniform who are in the forefront of our fight against the ills of terrorism and criminality, lest we risk demoralization within their ranks. Thus the need to probe into the said allegations.”

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#PingSays: On Cabinet walkouts and Philippines becoming a province of China | Feb. 20, 2018

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:
– President Duterte’s reported statement he will let Cabinet members walk out of congressional hearings if they feel disrespected
– President Duterte’s reported joke of making Philippines a province of China

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Beyond Christmas party row: Legislative inquiry of issues surrounding PCSO to continue

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Related:
PCSO’s problems with corruption, illegal gambling operators
Hearing on issues surrounding the PCSO, Feb. 12, 2018

Read: Senate Bill 1638, An Act Seeking to Strengthen the Office of the Ombudsman via a Retirement Benefit System

Senate Bill 1638 strengthens the Office of the Ombudsman by establishing a retirement benefit system for the Ombudsman, his/her deputies, the special prosecutor and other officials and employees performing legal, prosecution, investigation and corruption prevention functions. It also seeks to augment employees’ benefits.

Given the indispensable role of the Office of the Ombudsman in the eradication of graft and corruption, it is only but fitting to provide them with a competitive retirement scheme commensurate and comparable to other officials and employees in government performing equally vital functions.”

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Sen. Lacson to Schedule a Hearing on the Fatal Hazing of Horacio Tomas Castillo III at 6 p.m. of Sept. 25

“(W)e have a full week ahead next week. Budget hearings, Blue Ribbon, Commission on Appointments, other bills pending in the committee. So if I have the assurance that I will be provided with a quorum, then I will call a hearing on Monday at 6 in the evening.”

Read: Senate Resolution 264, Accountability of Erring Public Officials

Directing the Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs to investigate in aid of legislation the veracity of the allegation that certain public officials received payola from Cebu drug lord Jeffrey ‘Jaguar’ Diaz.

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On the Reported Call by the UN’s Human Rights Chief to Investigate President Duterte over Admission He Killed Criminals in Davao while Mayor

Apparently, the UN rights chief is not familiar with the Philippine Constitution and our laws.

First, our president enjoys immunity from suit during his term. Second, no matter how many times a person in our country admits having committed murder, as long as there is no other evidence to corroborate his extra judicial confession, the case cannot stand in any court of law.

That UN official can shout to high heavens to investigate the president but unfortunately for him, he can’t get past that call.

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